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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.50.606.C
Title
Jade Segment of a Small Disk (one of four)
Classification
Ritual Implements
Work Type
disk
Date
6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period, 770-476 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/204236
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Thin segment of moderately translucent, grayish brown stone
Dimensions
2.7 x 5.7 cm (1 1/16 x 2 1/4 in.)
unspecified: 3 g
Published Text
Catalogue
Ancient Chinese Jades from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University
Authors
Max Loehr and Louisa G. Fitzgerald Huber
Publisher
Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1975)

Catalogue entry no. 349 by Max Loehr:

349 Small Disk in Four Segments
Four thin segments of a moderately translucent, grayish brown stone. The segments are decorated with dragon bands executed with incised lines and sloping cuts. Two of these configurations, a and c, are identical, showing two heads facing to the left; on a third segment, d, two heads, arranged symmetrically, face in opposite directions; on the fourth, b, the arrangement is again symmetrical, but the design of both heads and curls differs from the rest. The cavities that form the décor still contain cinnabar. Each of the plaques has four small perforations near the corners. Early Eastern Chou.

Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.50.606.C
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Max Loehr and Louisa G. Fitzgerald Huber, Ancient Chinese Jades from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1975), cat. no. 349c, p. 235

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